The metal recycling crew were out for the last time this year collecting itens to build Jackson Park.
The steel grating, rods and appliances tossed into cold Dumpsters clanged Saturday morning. But the sound they will soon support will be those of kids climbing playground equipment; adults gabbing on benches; and basketballs bouncing on a court. Jackson Park Project volunteers recently topped the 100-ton mark in collected metal. The money from the recycled metal will finance the park's construction. Work will start soon. "We're hoping to start this year, or spring for sure," said Jackson Park volunteer Kevin Donaher. Kevin, Joe Markarian and John Picariello unloaded trunks and pickup truck beds Saturday. The items included air conditioners, refrigerators, scrap metal and pipes. Even an old-model, shortwave radio set. Louis Zetes dropped …
This is the last scrap metal recycling event this year to benefit Jackson Park. The event is at the former Kids Cove at Phillips Park in the rear parking lot
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Friday, October 28, 2011
This information was submitted by Kevin Donaher. Saturday is the last chance this year to donate metal for recyling. The Jackson Park Playground Project Committe will be accepting any unwanted metal for recycling with proceeds benefiting the effort to build a community recreation area and playground at lower Jackson Park on Essex Street next to Swampscott High School. The JP volunteers have manged to collect an amazing 101 TONS of metal since the first collection in 2009. Not only does metal recycling benefit the playground project financially, but 100 tons of metal recycled also has a huge impact on the environment. The collection will be held at the former Kids Cove at Phillips Park in the rear parking lot on Saturday, October 29th from …